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Lethal Virus Spreads In Middle East

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

Saudi Arabia on Sunday confirmed a surge of cases of a deadly virus in the kingdom over the past two weeks, even as it tried to counter criticism that...

2 More MERS Deaths In Saudi Arabia

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi health authorities said Wednesday that 11 people in the western city of Jiddah have contracted the Middle E...

MERS Infects Family In United Arab Emirates, Kills 2 In Qatar: WHO

Reuters | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Another three people in the United Arab Emirates are sick ...

Oman Reports First Death Linked To MERS Virus

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

MUSCAT, Oman — MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Oman says officials are widening health checks following the country's first death blamed on a SARS-like vi...

The Silent Violence of the Republican Shutdown

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Cancer treatments are being halted. We have ceased the monitoring of disease outbreaks. Our nation's health security is being put at risk. And, in the end, innocent women and men, whose only crime is the inability to obtain health insurance, will suffer and die.

MERS Coronavirus Kills 1 In Saudi Arabia, Another In Qatar

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living

DUBAI, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The MERS coronavirus has killed two more people in the Gulf, one in Saudi Arabia where the strain emerged last year, and o...

New MERS Cases In Saudi Arabia Bring Global Total To 102

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living

GENEVA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Eight more people in Saudi Arabia have contracted the MERS coronavirus, bringing the number of confirmed infections world...

Another Death From Mysterious MERS Virus

AP | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia says one more man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 40 the number of deadly case...

Deadly MERS Mystery Maybe Solved: Bats One Up Camels

Dr. William Karesh | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. William Karesh

Even if we find the MERS virus living naturally in bats, we do not know how the bug gets into humans -- and luckily it's an extremely rare event.

Middle-East Virus Unlikely To Cause SARS-Like Epidemic, Experts Say

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) - Despite its high current death rate, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that emer...

MERS Not A 'Public Emergency Of International Concern,' WHO Committee Says

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living

GENEVA, July 17 (Reuters) - The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS) is not a "public health emergency of international concern", the...

SARS-Related Virus In Middle East Not Yet Reached Pandemic Potential

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living

* Middle East virus has lower pandemic risk than SARS * But experts caution the new virus may mutate * Latest toll is 40...

7 Common Myths About Pandemics and New Diseases

Dr. William Karesh | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. William Karesh

Myth 1: They're just a public health problem. Novel diseases and pandemics typically are perceived to fall squarely into the public health realm. Paradoxically, they actually interface with nearly every other sector.

1 New Death, 6 New Cases Of MERS Coronavirus In Saudi Arabia

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living

RIYADH, June 22 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said another person had died of the SARS-like coronavirus MERS and six new cases were registered, as intern...

Mysterious New Virus Appears Deadlier Than SARS

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living

LONDON -- A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, docto...

MERS Coronavirus Is Serious Risk In Hospitals, Experts Say

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - The new Middle East coronavirus that has killed 38 people after emerging late last year is...

Saudi Arabia Reports One More Dead From MERS Coronavirus

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living

RIYADH, June 14 (Reuters) - One more person has died and two more have fallen ill in Saudi Arabia from the new SARS-like coronavirus, MERS-CoV, the ...

Lynne Peeples

Bats And Man: Our Love-Hate Relationship | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.14.2013 | Green

NEW YORK -- A projected image of baby bats swaddled in blankets earned a collective "awww" from the audience. It apparently came as a welcome reprieve...

Surprised by MERS? The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus

Dr. William Karesh | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Dr. William Karesh

As with earthquakes, we can do much to reduce the chances of people being hurt by emerging infectious diseases. We know where new diseases are most likely to occur. We need to invest more effort in developing countries, especially those that are rapidly changing.

Italy Announces First Case Of SARS-Like Virus

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living

ROME, May 31 (Reuters) - Italy reported its first case of the SARS-like coronavirus on Friday, a 45-year-old man who had been travelling in Jordan, ...

Will R-I-C-O Spell 'Relief' for BofA Mortgage Borrowers?

Joel Sucher | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
Joel Sucher

Down the line, many hope that what Occupy has failed to accomplish, hard-nosed prosecutors might be able to provide: a measure of justice for the millions of aggrieved homeowners either forced out in foreclosure.

Fixing the Mortgage Mess: The Game-changing Implications of Bain v. MERS

Ellen Brown | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business
Ellen Brown

San Bernardino and other counties are drowning in debt from a crisis created when Wall Street's real estate securitization bubble burst. By using eminent domain, they can clean up the destruction of their land title records and 400 years of real property law.

The $7 Trillion Question That Haunts Banks

L. Randall Wray | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business
L. Randall Wray

The banksters have no legal claim on the homes they are foreclosing. Foreclosure is theft. Any bank that used MERS has no legal claim on property -- there are 65 million such mortgages to which no bank has a legal claim to foreclose.

Big Banks To Pay Millions In Settlement With NY Over Mortgage Practices

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2012 | Business

* JPM, BofA and Wells Fargo partially settle NY lawsuit * Citi, Ally Financial also part of $25 mln deal * Banks did not...

Loren Berlin

New York AG Takes A Strike At Major U.S. Banks | Loren Berlin | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

Three big banks were hit on Friday with yet another lawsuit related to wrongful foreclosures. Democratic New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman f...